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St. Lawrence County residents turned back their clocks Nov. 4 and the Firemen’s Association of New York urged people to check and change their smoke alarm batteries.

Did you change the batteries in smoke alarms inside your home?

59% -- No

41% -- Yes

Total responses: 105

Comments: 41

Here are your comments:

Only fools would believe that time change gives an extra hour of daylight. Pick a time and leave it year round.

11/10/2018 4:40 p.m.

I have 10 year detectors, I did test them to make sure they are working which I do on a monthly basis.

11/10/2018 3:00 PM

My smoke alarms have 10 year batteries that do not need to be changed.

11/10/2018 10:47 AM

They beep when they need to be changed

11/10/2018 8:08 AM

No excuse not to change these batteries when you change the clocks in the fall.

11/9/2018 1:42 PM

No smoke alarms

11/9/2018 11:58 AM

I change them when they start beeping

11/9/2018 6:35 AM

Smoke alarms -- like seat belts, fluoride, whole wheat bread, and vaccinations -- give a false sense of security. Mankind has existed for 40,000 years, give or take, with the roughly the first 39,950 without smoke alarms or seat belts and the strong and smart ones survived just fine. Stop the nanny culture. Be an adult. Live free.

11/8/2018 3:26 PM

I can't afford batteries. Trump took what little money I had and gave it to his rich friends. That and NN school taxes. Dennis Rodman 2020.

11/8/2018 8:51 AM

Thanks for the reminder!

11/7/2018 3:29 PM

Mine are hard wired into the house electrical system

11/7/2018 11:48 AM

The Fire Dept. did it for me.

11/7/2018 10:11 AM

This summer I put in the smoke detectors with the 10 year battery! I did write the date I installed them on the detector so I will know in 10 years when to replace them. I also added a reminder to my phone, however, I doubt I will have this phone in 10 years.

11/7/2018 7:43 AM

North Country Now is run by left wing hippies.

11/7/2018 7:30 AM

What batteries?

11/6/2018 7:30 PM

No, I have electric alarms.

11/6/2018 4:51 PM

2x yearly they get changed.

11/6/2018 12:38 PM

I plan on checking mine tonight.

11/6/2018 12:16 PM

Do not need a stupid reminder to do something as important as that during the year.

11/6/2018 12:16 PM


11/6/2018 9:03 AM

Need to do away with daylight savings time

11/6/2018 9:01 AM

Yes, every fall

11/6/2018 8:43 AM

Yes! I just changed to 10-year units. You need to change the entire unit in 10 years sealed batteries

11/6/2018 8:24 AM

I hope you voted Red for US.

11/5/2018 10:27 PM

I checked; didn't change.

11/5/2018 8:25 PM

I always check and make sure my batteries are good year round,not having to wait till the time shift twice a year.

11/5/2018 7:43 PM

Smoke alarms, schmoke alarms.

11/5/2018 5:13 PM

Please better questions- these are too stupid

11/5/2018 4:52 PM

I hear it at least once a week when I burn dinner, it works

11/5/2018 3:42 PM

No smoke alarm in house, we die like men

11/5/2018 2:23 PM

Been a fireman too long not to

11/5/2018 1:53 PM

I checked my alarms.

11/5/2018 1:53 PM

I have 10 year smoke detectors with lithium batteries installed in 2012.So no I did not change them. When weed becomes legal in NYS I will be designing a smoke detector cover and hope to get a patent for it.

11/5/2018 1:11 PM

If you need help your local fire department will please ask

11/5/2018 12:28 PM

Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors also 30 years in the fire service you see how these things saves lives and property.

11/5/2018 11:56 AM

Please leave the clocks alone

11/5/2018 10:28 AM

Waiting for help.

11/5/2018 9:56 AM

But we will this weekend!

11/5/2018 9:51 AM

Not yet.

11/5/2018 8:57 AM

We installed new smoke detectors in the spring that have a 10 battery in them!

11/5/2018 8:38 AM

Oops, thanks for the reminder.